Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2022-20: 12th July 2022

  1. ZIMBABWE’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND REPORT ON THE PROCUREMENT AND ROLLOUT OF VACCINES

Cabinet received an update on the Country‘s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and a Report on the Procurement and Roll-Out of Vaccines,  as presented by the Chairman of the Ministers’ COVID-19 National Committee, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Dr. C.G.D.N. Chiwenga.

 

The nation is advised that, as at 11 July 2022, the country’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at 255 981, with 249 723 recoveries and 5 565 deaths. The recovery rate was 98%, with 693 active cases having been reported. The overall number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decrease, with 227 cases having been recorded during the week, compared to 383 recorded the previous week, marking a 41% decline. An average of 32 new cases was recorded per day, compared to 55 new cases the previous week. This trend of declining cases confirms that the pandemic remains under control. The public is however urged to continue adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures, which have largely contributed to the pandemic being under control.

 

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